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  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

    After years of wandering in exile, without shelter or protection, the blind, elderly beggar Oedipus stumbles upon the sacred grove of the Furies on the outskirts of Athens in an area called Colonus, with his daughter Antigone by his side. Upon discovering where they are, Oedipus reveals that an oracle has foretold he will finally find refuge and rest in Colonus, and Oedipus’ body—after he is dead—will protect the city that houses it for all time. No longer the polluted and banished man, whose very presence brings bad fortune to anyone who comes in contact with him, over the course of the play, Oedipus transforms into a holy suppliant, sacred to the gods, bestowing gifts upon those who show him compassion and mercy. Oedipus at Colonus interrogates the impulse to exile, warehouse, and dehumanize people seeking shelter, asylum, and protection, and explores why showing reverence and respect for the less fortunate always makes communities stronger.

Cast Members

  • Bill Camp Headshot

    Bill Camp

  • Frankie Faison Headshot

    Frankie Faison

  • Matthew T. Starr Headshot

    Matthew T. Starr

  • David Denman Headshot

    David Denman

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

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